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Maniac Magee: A 5th Grade Literature Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
There's no need to run around trying to plan a unit for the book Maniac Magee, the work has already been done for you. Through a series of whole class, small group, and independent lessons and activities, students practice synthesizing...
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Mayan Mathematics and Architecture

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
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Rename That State!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but can the same be said for a state? In this elementary geography instructional activity, students are assigned specific states to research using the...
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Solar System Model Project

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Challenge young astronomers to demonstrate their knowledge of the solar system with this fun open-ended science project. Provided with a short list of requirements, students are given the freedom to use their creativity and whatever...
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Create an Invertebrate

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What better way for young biologists to learn about invertebrates than by creating their very own? Here, students are assigned a set of invertebrate characteristics and are asked to invent an imaginary ocean animal and a separate...
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Bringing a Pop-up Book to Life

For Students 3rd - 9th Standards
Breath life into the pages of a text with this instructional video on creating pop-up books. From choosing a topic, through the planning and creation phases, this video examines how to develop engaging visual presentations that reach out...
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Create Your Own Country Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Young scholars demonstrate their knowledge of geography with this fun, collaborative social studies project. Working in small groups, students develop their very own countries, writing descriptions of their physical location, social...
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Follow up a reading of The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl with this collaborative lesson on teamwork. Starting with a fun team game, learners go on to investigate examples of teamwork in the story before working in small...
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Recycling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Engage young scholars in developing an environmentally friendly school with this upper-elementary conservation lesson. After an introductory discussion about recycling, children practice sorting common classroom items based on whether...
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Animal Adaptations

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Young scientists explore the animal kingdom from the safety of the classroom with this short research project. After first choosing an animal, children use the Internet to discover where it lives, what it eats, and how it has adapted to...
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Tellagami

For Students 2nd - 12th Standards
Bring the world of video messaging into your classroom with this creative communication application. Offering the ability to create animations with customized characters, backgrounds, and recorded messages, this resource is guaranteed to...
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Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
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“I Can” Common Core! 5th Grade Speaking & Listening

For Teachers 5th Standards
Present the Common Core speaking and listening standards to your class with a checklist that covers each standard with simplified language that fifth graders will understand. The standards are easy to read and typed with an eye-catching...
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Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
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Powerpoint Grading Rubric

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Do your class members ever focus too much on graphics or animations when designing a PowerPoint presentation? Have you ever come across a presentation filled with great information, but found it difficult to read because of color choices...
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Watershed Activity

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Does your class know that all water that falls from a watershed ends up in the same large waterway? If they don't, they will after they complete this activity. They make a clay model of a landscape that looks similar to a topographical...
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Videolicious

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Select video clips and photos, provide narration, add music, apply a filter, and ta-da! It's as easy as that to create a project. Pupils will love making videos of themselves or others while they demonstrate their understanding of a...
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Rating Web Sites

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Teach digital natives that they can't believe everything they read on the Internet. Working in small groups, young scholars use the provided worksheets and rubric to evaluate different websites and determine if the information being...
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Note-Taking: K.I.S.S. "Keep It Short and Simple"

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Note-taking is an essential study skill, and it needs to be taught! In the context of a research project on energy sources, learners find multiple sources, evaluating, paraphrasing, and citing them correctly. Two lists with note-taking...
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Roman Republican Government

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What were the rights of citizens in ancient Rome, and who could actually call themselves citizens? From the wealthy patricians to the working plebeians, offer your learners a broad overview of the structure and constitutents of the Roman...
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Choosing a Search Site

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
As technology becomes increasingly more integrated into education, pupils will need to know how to find accurate information online. Follow a very structured learning activity to help your class understand what makes a good search, how...
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My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Although this legislative process lesson is designed to accompany a specific text, it is valuable independently. Young learners participate in a picture walk (worksheet included) through My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington,...
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Scrapping the Biomes

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders investigate biomes of the earth. In this biomes lesson, 5th graders explore eight different biomes which include the tropical rain forest, deciduous forest, grasslands, and taiga. They design an artistic scrapbook that...
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Sell It with Propaganda

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Augment a unit on propaganda by prompting class members to create propaganda. Using Frames software, groups demonstrate their understanding of propaganda techniques by designing a new product, creating a commercial to sell their product,...